James F Harries during civil war
Pat roa ParrAra Pbopbbtt Dsstbotbb as a Miutabt Nrcaserrr Oar Congressman Congressman from tbe Second Dit'rict, Hon. Alexaa-do Alexaa-do Alexaa-do Long, Baa reported fiarorably, from the Committee of Qaiais, of which he is a member, member, a bill for tbe relief of Jacob S. Lwery aad George A. Gray, la the tarn of 16.834 30. in full tor th:ir claim forthsloej efs BtaAaaar and Six barge, destroyei at North Bead by crder of Colonel Jamed F. Harries a, September September 12, 1863, to prereat the rebut Geaeral Kitby SmiU's forces from uaiog thea to erues the river. The olAim has beea recogaiSbd by the department as a just claim, and Vul d bare at onoa beea paid had there beea aa-thoritj aa-thoritj aa-thoritj of law to do so; bat inaimnch ai the law in relation to the Lias or destructioa of that elass of property by the Government, and the amendment thereto of the last session session ef Congress, is limited to property in the use or employment of the Gaverameut, the department was without authority of law to adjust it, and the claimaats compelled to ask relief by epecial act of Coagrtse.